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addison nome ma county teenager. his lawyer spoke with abc7 news today. 13-year-old andy lopez was carrying a toy gun that looked real when the officer opened fire. deputy eric goalhouse's lawyer says he feels terrible about the loss of the young man but he believes he had no other option but to fire his weapon. vic lee in the newsroom with more for us. vick? >> reporter: abc7 news has learned that andy lopez's family has filed claim against sonoma county and the sheriff's office. here it s it was just filed today. now, the county has six months to either accept it or reject it. if that happens, the family would most likely file a lawsuit. the claimant is andy lopez mother. the claim says the 13-year-old was killed unjustifiably and charges that the sheriff's office failed to develop adequate training policies for the use of lethal force. it does not specify an amount for damages. deputy goalhouse has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation. >> we feel for the loss of this young man's life. he
. the controversial shooting happened two weeks ago in santa rosa. 13-year-old andy lopez was shot and killed while carrying a toy gun that looked like an assault rifle. the civil rights lawsuit claims the sheriffs department encourages the use of deadly force even when there is no threat to public safety. the sheriffs office says this investigation is still in the early stages and calls the lawsuit premature. >>> a special city council session is being held tonight in clover dale. city leaders plan to discuss the crosswalk where two boys were hit on halloween night and a woman was hit and killed back in july. the boys as ages 12 and 13 were hit by a pickup truck. they suffered broken bones and a concussion but are recovering. the driver told police he did not see them in the street. police who live in the area says the intersection is too dark. >>> new information on the desperate search for a missing man in san francisco. police now hope a surveillance photo from mcdonalds restaurant could provide an important lead in this mysterious case. it was taken an halloween. investigators say it shows a m
the county. the controversial shooting of andy lopez happened two weeks ago in santa rosa. the 13-year-old was shot and killed while carrying a toy gun that looked like an assault rifle. the civil rights lawsuit claims the sheriff's department encourages the use of deadly force even when there's no threat to public safety. now, the sheriff's department says this investigation is still in the early stages and says the lawsuit is premature. >>> the city of sunnyvale may be getting tougher gun control laws if voters pass a new measure tomorrow. it's a controversial issue. janine de la vega is in sunnyvale to tell us more about what's going on out there. what people are saying. >> reporter: dave, whenever the issue of gun control comes up, people have passionate opinions. one man says he thinks more regulates -- regular lates are needed -- regulations are needed. this measure would require anyone whose gun is lost or stolen to inform police within 48 hours. and it requires those who sell ammunition to log and track sales. a local gun store is against the measure. opponents say it will not
, that they are unaware of. the family of 13-year-old andy lopez will face a civil rights lawsuit against sonoma county tomorrow. lopez is the 13-year-old shot and killed by a deputy, spotted him carrying what looked like an assault rifle. the family claims, deputy eric gillhouse shot lopez without cause. the department didn't properly train deputies in such situations. the county is not commenting. >>> a robbery suspect will be arraigned after an officer- involved shooting. and ronald was charged with attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. nev aros set up craig's list fans. last week, they were shot by police before being arrested. connecticut judge scheduled a hearing on arguments, whether he has authority to release michael skakel. cousin of the kennedys from prison. skakel is awaiting a new trial in the 1925 slaying of neighbor. judge says skakel was not adequately represented in 2002, when he was found guilty of killing skakel with a golf club. >>> they are rejected nsa leaker, snowden of clemency. no officers or offers are being discussed. snowden should return to the u.s. and face c
stream of people have come to the site where andy lopez was killed on tuesday. some of them know the boy personally. >> he would come over after school and ask us if we could play outside. >> reporter: his linked in program shows he served in the iraq war and according to his profile a writer for s.w.a.t. magazine. he was on a training exercise tuesday night when he saw lopez holding a bb gun that looked like an assault weapon. gilhouse shot lopez seven times. >> shame on sonoma county sheriff. shame on you. you have broken our heart. >> reporter: there are two marchs planned this week. one at 10:00 tomorrow morning. day organizers holded out fliers so that students could be excused from school to attend. there's another march planned for wednesday at 5:00. kerry kerrion is planning that event. she did not know the teen personally but is tired. >> people are feeling suspicious in some way. >> reporter: people have been handing out fliers about the marchs this week. we're told that sheriff steve perez will be meeting with the latino advisory committee and a department representative says
by -- teenager fatally shot by a sheriffs deputy is suing the county. 13-year-old andy lopez was shot and killed while carrying a toy gun that looked like an assault rifle. the civil rights lawsuit claims the sheriffs department encourages the use of deadly force even when there is no threat to public safety. the sheriffs office says the investigation is still too early and calls the lawsuit premature. >>> new information about the man accused in that deadly lax shooting friday morning. the roommates of paul ciancia says he sent a texas to his family that -- a sent a text to his family that he was going to commit suicide. his family went to check on him but they were too late. right now ciancia is surrounded by armed guards and heavily sedated in the hospital after being shot four times by police. the tsa is telling us new information about how many guns are brought into airports just one week before that deadly shooting president guns were -- 39 guns were seized at airport check points. of those guns 32 were loaded. besides the guns the tsa has intercepted knives, stun guns, and grenades from b
, best known for his work on police misconduct cases including the b.a.r.t. case with oscar grant. andy lopez, there was a huge outcry over the weekend and continues today. sonoma county sheriff says he welcomes the fbi investigation in addition to a separate joint investigation by the santa rosa police department. what would you like to see happen here? >> i think they want to find out what the real facts are. you have a kid walking and wasn't causing any particular harm. there had not been reports of police misconduct of some kind. how was he approached? how did the police approach him? did they give him an opportunity to put the weapon down, whatever it was? why did they shoot as many times as they did. i would like to know if the kid was shot in the back at all. it sounds like he turned around. very difficult to believe a young man would point a gun, a toy gun like that at a police officer. that is not to say the police could not have a reasonable good faith belief that the weapon was a real gun given the size and have a right to respond to that. what you want to do is examine me an
.com for the latest. >>> they will say their final good-bye to a 13-year-old boy named andy lopez. a police officer shot and killed the teen because the boy appeared to be carrying an assault rifle. it turned out to be a plastic gun. cnn's dan simon has the story. >> reporter: outrage at a northern california town. an ak-47 replica, a toy pellet gun, mistakingly identified by a sheriff's deputy for the real thing. the veteran officer firing, killing him. >> the reports are that he asked the boy to drop the weapon. and he didn't drop it. >> andy was not the type, believe me. if he knew it was a sheriff, if he was asked, andy would have dropped it, you know, i -- i don't believe that at all. >> reporter: friends and neighbors in santa rosa have held rallies, calling the shooting a combination of unnecessarily force and racism. some allege the shooter was profiled because he was hiss sb spannic walking through a low income neighborhood. >> i understand the community is angry. this is a horrible tragedy. >> reporter: the county sheriff told us he couldn't go into details of the case but he confirmed th
and killed 8th 8th grader andy lopez after mistaking his toy for a real rifle. now, a santa rosa man is telling the chronicle the same deputy pulled a gun on him during a highway traffic stop two months early. the man said gailhouse was so ire rational, he questioned the deputy's emotional stability. >>> there is disturbing new information about the castro valley nursing home scandal. at least one worker for the department of social services went to the valley springs manor after a most of the staff had left. but the report says the worker did nothing to end the chaos at the nursing home. investigators say the staff essentially abandoned 14 sick, elderly and bedridden patients last week after state regulators shut the nursing home down. a cook and a janitor with no formal training took care of the abandoned patients. >>> south bay homeless advocates say more and more homeless people are living on buses to get shelter and say warm. the mercury news reports homeless men and women are using the 22bta bus as a shelter every night. that bus is the only 24 hour bus line in the system. it g
sonoma county. andy lopez was shot several times last week while carrying a pellet gun. deputies mistook it for an assault rifle. fernando chavez is an attorney. thank you for being with us today. the deputies at the scene later said that, quote, as the subject was turning toward him, the barrel of what he thought was the assault rifle was rising up and turning in his direction. and that the deputy feared for his safety. does the family have a strong case here? >> well, it depends on the facts. as i understand, some of the witnesses now are saying that the officer did not identify themselves as police officers. if you take a look at the situation and assume the young man was walking away from them as he was and someone says, drop your gun, you're turning to look to see who it is, not necessarily turning with the intent to aim the weapon. and the fact of the matter is that the kid knew it was a play gun and it wasn't a real weapon. so i think that's a concern. one of the other issues, too, is the amount of time that transpired between the initial call that there was someone with a potenti
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